Unfortunately, COVID-19 has affected small businesses and non-profit organizations hard. Our spay/neuter clinic and supporting programs were closed for five weeks, while our rescue and foster programs were running at warp speed. Our fans and supporters have been crucial to our survival.
Additionally, there have been numerous organizations that have stepped up to offer additional aid to animal welfare organizations like Planned PEThood of Georgia. We are honored to have received aid from three organizations: The Petfinder Foundation, The Banfield Foundation, and Maddie’s Fund. Their support has allowed us to continue our important work.
Please take a moment to learn about the wonderful work of these three organizations and thank them for their gifts to Planned PEThood of Georgia.
Maddie’s Fund ($2,500) – #ThanksToMaddie our foster animals have been able to receive the supplies and care they need during this difficult time. Planned PEThood was awarded a $2,500 Foster Pet Stimulus Grant to assist with the cost of basic supplies such as litter and food and critical vaccinations for 50 kittens.
Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $237.6 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.
Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.
Petfinder Foundation ($750) – The Petfinder Foundation’s 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant was the first grant available to animal welfare organizations for COVID-19 specific needs. We are honored to receive a gift of $750 from the Petfinder Foundation to assist with animals our organization has already committed to help.
The Petfinder Foundation supports the shelters and rescue groups, including Planned PEThood of Georgia, that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. It is their mission is to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable pets.
Banfield Foundation (920 doses of flea/tick prevention) – In the past, the Banfield Foundation has gifted our clinic with surgical equipment and sterilization tools totaling close to $20,000. This recent gift of 920 doses of flea/tick prevention is just another testament to their generosity.
These medications will be used at our clinic to give to pets and pet parents in need. Often we encounter patients unable to afford supplies such as flea/tick medication. This gift will allow our team the ability to help pet parents who may be struggling to afford their pet’s basic needs right now.
The Banfield Foundation was created in 2015, as the charitable arm of more than 1,000 Banfield Pet Hospitals. With the support of generous associates, clients and pet owners, together they are making a better world for pets.